20 September 2015 – Yesterday Valencia Basket played a preseason game in the nearby town of Godella against Manresa. It was a nice occasion to see where the team stands, particularly with the numerous new additions to the roster. Especially Justin Hamilton (former Heat, Timberwolves) and Luke Sikma left good impressions and overall it looks like we have a pretty solid team for the upcoming season.
We led the game with up to 20 points until all of a sudden Manresa started drilling threes and they even were ahead of us by one point towards the end of the game. We were able to take the lead back however and left with a narrow 73-71 victory.
After the game I picked up autographs for my new set of custom cards (Folk’s Cards v4) of Luke Sikma, Justin Hamilton, Romain Sato and John Shurna. Last year’s interim head coach and current assistant coach Carles Durán signed the last remaining card from the 2014-15 Valencia Basket set.